TURKEY prepared in three-different styles at one venue is something think about when deciding where to dine this Christmas Eve.
At Temptations, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, the festive buffet is a presentation of European festive dishes with a local twist.
Executive chef Supi Mansor and his team will be presenting turkey done in three different styles – Traditional Roasted Turkey with Fruits, Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce, Tandoori Marinated Turkey with Garlic Butter Glaze and Percik-style Roasted Turkey.
“We wanted to put a local spin on traditional roast turkey to accommodate to Malaysian diners’ palate,” said Supi, who recommended the two Asian-inspired turkey dishes.
“The turkey dishes are prepared the same way by brining, marinating and roasting each bird. Each dish features different marinades and is served with different sides and sauces.”
The Tandoori Marinated Turkey comes with minced chicken masala stuffing, garlic fried rice, curried vegetables and raita, while the Percik Turkey is served with a homemade percik (spiced coconut milk) sauce.
Other festive dishes included in the buffet spread are English Rolled Lamb Leg with Rosemary Jus, Roasted Prime Beef Ribs, Norwegian Salmon en Croute, Pan-Seared Snapper Fillet with Tomato Butter Sauce and Capers and Grilled Free-Range Chicken with Lemon, Potato and Thyme Olive Oil.
A personal favourite was the Norwegian Salmon en Croute, which is a baked dish made from filo pastry and stuffed with spinach, mushroom, butter rice and salmon.
Diners who fancy something from other international cuisines can try the Lobster Quesadillas with condiments, Lamb Kebab and Mediterranean Couscous and Thai seafood, the latter two from the appetiser section.
There is also a grill corner offering Smoked Beef Sausage, Grilled Squid with Chilli and Lime, Ginger and Harissa Marinated Fish and seasonal vegetables.
“The desserts section offers mostly traditional European treats,” said
pastry chef Mohammad Shamimul Hai.
“The Grilled Panettone is a must-try. This sweet bread loaf, made with flour, candied orange and raisins, is grilled with some butter and sugar before it is served, resulting in a dish that is sweet and sour with a hint of spices.”
The festive desserts include Chocolate Panettone Pudding, Yule Log Cake, Stollen, Minced Pie, Christmas pudding, Christmas cookies, Orange and Cranberry Cake, Dutch Apple Cake, croquembouche and macaron.
The Christmas Eve dinner buffet is priced at RM138 nett per person, inclusive of a glass of wine or mocktail.
In keeping with the festive spirit, Temptations will be presenting a Christmas Day brunch.
The menu includes Asian and Western-inspired dishes such as Slow-Roasted Australian Beef Ribs, Whole Baked Salmon and Lamb Chop with Prunes and Rosemary Jus.
Seafood fans should look out for the seafood on ice section offering fresh oysters, tiger prawns, mussels and clams as well as the live action station where diners can have their choice of seafood to be cooked by a chef.
The Christmas Day Brunch buffet is priced at RM128 nett per person, inclusive of a glass of wine or mocktail.
Santa Claus will add to the merriment of the season as he will be presenting gifts to children at the Christmas Eve dinner buffet and Christmas Day brunch.
Temptations will also be serving a New Year’s Eve dinner buffet and New Year’s Day brunch.
These are priced at RM138 nett and RM128 nett per person respectively, inclusive of a glass of wine or mocktail.
Dinner is served from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, while brunch is from 12.30pm to 4pm.
TEMPTATIONS, Lobby Level, East Wing, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2771 6692). Business hours: 6am to 10.30pm, daily. Pork-free.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.